Agile Development Practices 2009: The Agile PMP: Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks

Michael Cottmeyer, VersionOne, Inc.

Agile methods emphasize trust, empowerment, and collaboration-moving us away from command and control project management to harness the passion, creativity, and enthusiasm of the team. In established organizations, success with agile practices hinges on how well traditional project managers adopt new ways of thinking about project structure and control. Building on the principles of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®), Mike Cottmeyer explores how PMPs experienced in traditional development can adapt their styles and practices to become effective agile project leaders. Mike tackles the hidden assumptions behind the PMBOK® and explores agile approaches for managing time, cost, and scope. Taking an in-depth look at PMI processes and knowledge areas, he also explores ways you can adapt them to agile projects. Project managers, business analysts, and all stakeholders will leave with a new way of thinking about project management practices within the agile context and new tools for delivering value in the face of uncertainty.

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